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He won a Pulitzer Prize for his Civil War novel The Killer Angels.
Michael Shaara (1928-1988) was an American author of science fiction, sports fiction, and historical fiction. His novel about the Battle of Gettysburg, The Killer Angels won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1975. His son Jeffrey Shaara is also a popular historical fiction author best known for his sequels to his father’s book. Michael Shaara’s 1991 book For the Love of the Game was made into a movie of the same name in 1999.